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help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby Boozemeister » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:45 pm

Hi all, first proper post and it's a plea for some advice. I'm making a porter, based on Graham Wheelers Fullers London Porter recipe, and I've got a very friendly brewer who sorts me out with crushed malt. today however, I got his sales chap making up the malt for me, and due to lack of brown malt, gave me a 50/50 mix of amber and black. so, instead of:

Maris Otter 76.1%
brown malt 12%
crystal malt 9.9%
chocolate malt 2.0%

I got

Maris Otter 76.2
crystal malt 10.2%
chocolate malt 2%
amber malt 5.9%
black malt 5.9%

grain is all mixed up, so trying to separate it isn't really an option. grain bill comes to about 5120g.

my questions are:

is the % black malt likely to impart too much flavour?
what can I do about it?

I'm thinking maybe I can dilute after the boil and stir in some spraymalt to bring the black malt % down without bringing the overall OG down?
could I fit another kilo of MO in the malt tube? that would bring black malt % down to 4.9%
any other ideas?

any thoughts?

thanks in advance
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Re: help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby grooves » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm

I'd just brew it as is. I've seen recipes with up to 10% black malt. It might take a bit of aging to mellow out though.

It's a bit of a shame as brown malt has a pretty unique flavour.
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Re: help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby Boozemeister » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:27 pm

10%? really? I must admit I've only seen recipes with 3-5%.

Oh well, I'll give it a go. I'll see how it tastes as it goes into the fermenter...might be a brew for next winter then :-D
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Re: help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby Bigstew » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:28 pm

Just brew it mate and call it a session strength"Baltic Porter," check out Greg Hughes Home brew beer book Pg 171 or on Pg 170 there is a smoked porter with 20% smoke malt and 8% black malt and 5% Caramunich 1 go for it
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Re: help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby BrauTim » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:10 pm

Just brew it, it could turn out interesting, might turn out to be something you've never drunk before and lead you down a brewing rabbit hole :D :D :drink:
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby jaroporter » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:26 pm

i'd really like to know who started all this commonly accepted mythology surrounding black malt and maximum % and long mellowing times. presumably someone who's never brewed with it..

in short - what everyone else said! go for it. it'll be lush..
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Re: help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby mbarn » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:55 am

Im sure it will be fine. I think aged Porter, where the hops mellow and the grain becomes the main flavour profile is great. I never drink fresh porter unless I have run out of other beer.


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Re: help needed - Porter Recipe

Unread postby Boozemeister » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:58 am

right...game on. If it turns out to be revolting, you've all got to come and help drink it though... :wink:
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